Back In MotionAscot Vale, VIC

Opening hours

Mon:8:00am - 8:00pm

Tues:7:00am - 9:00pm

Wed:7:00am - 8:00pm

Thurs:7:00am - 8:00pm

Fri:7:00am - 8:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 1:40pm

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Eastbrooke Medical Centre

(03) 9375 4131

162-178 Keilor Rd
Essendon North VIC 3041

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Treatment following your assessment is charged at the cost of a standard consultation. See our T&Cs for more information.

  • Book your Free Initial Assessment today

    Treatment following your assessment is charged at the cost of a standard consultation. See our T&Cs for more information.

Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, massage, clinical Pilates, and exercise and rehab to Ascot Vale and surrounding suburbs. We have one-on-one and semi-private classes and because our services are delivered by physiotherapists you can claim them on private health insurance with extras cover.

Why we're different

A "quick-fix" for your pain or injury might sound good, but over time is proven to be inconvenient, costly and ineffective in comparison to taking preventative measures. Our unique clinical approach, Results4Life, keeps you on track towards optimal lifelong physical health.

Our guarantee

We are committed to your satisfaction and delivering the very best in physiotherapy care, customer service and outcomes. If you are not 100% satisfied with your experience at Back In Motion, we will refund your money and deliver your next session free.

Our Service Offering

done Physiotherapy

Quick-fixes or shortcuts are not something we strive for during your consultation. The swift management of your pain and symptoms is only the first step our team will take to help you achieve lasting results.

We believe in getting the right result the first time so you can get back to what you love without the threat of re-injury.

Our focus is not only on offering talented physiotherapists, but also delivering a great physiotherapy experience.

You will be surprised at all the physical health benefits that come with sticking to your personal treatment plan including improved flexibility, mobility and strength.

done Massage

When you get a massage from a physiotherapist you are benefiting from four plus years of dedicated university study on the human body. 

Sporting clubs, athletes, and massage devotees see our expert physios and therapists for a reason: because we know your body and can identify the causes of aches, pains, and soreness, ensuring a better result every time.

A massage conducted by our physios will see a reduction in your aches and pains, whether caused by sport, injury or the stresses and strains of everyday life.

done Clinical Pilates

We offer individual and small group clinical Pilates classes taught by qualified professionals and physiotherapists. Unlike group classes at a gym, our approach to Pilates is clinically proven and specifically tailored to your needs. These tailored exercises target problem areas ensuring greater results and minimising the risk of injury re-aggravation.

You will use a combination of specialised Pilates equipment including reformers and trapeze table complimented by floor-based exercises depending on your needs. This brings about better targeting and resistance as you progress in your Pilates program.

done Mums & Bubs

Our Mums and Bubs classes are designed to meet the needs of you and your new baby. You will enjoy a safe, rewarding and fun environment while regaining lost fitness and strength and interacting with other mothers and their babies. As these classes incorporate your bub, they provide a fantastic opportunity for them to play, interact and enhance their social skills.

done Mums In Motion

Prepare your body for the rigours of labour, improve your aerobic fitness, and reduce your recovery time in a fun, social atmosphere with other mums-to-be! Guided by your physio, this exercise class also includes education on back care, posture, and relaxation specific to pregnancy.

done Vibration Therapy

We offer side-alternating, high-frequency vibration therapy technology. You can experience results not only as treatment for an existing concern but as a preventative measure for a diverse range of health issues including back pain, falls prevention, core strength, and elite performance.

done Custom Orthotics

When a small problem develops in your feet, a subtle change in the way you walk can cause a chain reaction that alters your posture and movement mechanics. The symptom of poor foot mechanics can include localised foot pain, bunions, arch or heel pain, leg or knee pain, hip or back pain – and even neck pain! Custom orthotics have been shown to correct these issues, giving you improved balance, posture, and general wellbeing.

done Aged Care Physiotherapy

We provide a range of physiotherapy services for seniors and residencies in the community. We support aged care facilities, supported residential services, and retirement villages. We can also visit clients in the privacy of their own home.

done Exercise and Rehab

Whether you’re looking to increase your fitness or get back into exercise after time off or injury, an exercise and rehabilitation session will get you off to a good start. 

Our physiotherapists can design programs to cater to your every need including weight loss, injury rehabilitation, fitness and endurance training as well as strengthening and toning.

Your physio knows your body and has the scientific and clinical knowledge to ensure your workout is both safe and caters to your abilities and previous injury history.

Meet the team

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Kim Nguyen

Practice Director and Principal Physiotherapist

Kim Nguyen

Practice Director and Principal Physiotherapist

  • Women/Men's Health (Internal examination), Clinical Pilates, Dry Needling,
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Melbourne University)

In August 2007, Kim embarked on an enriching journey as Principal Physiotherapist of Back In Motion Ascot Vale. Kim currently leads a fantastic team of staff who are all dedicated in assisting clients to achieve sustainable results.

She is experienced in Pilates and women's health and has a particular interest in sports injuries. She endeavours for Back In Motion Ascot Vale to be widely recognised for its commitment to its clients. 

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Bobby Yang

Practice Director and Clinical Supervisor

Bobby Yang

Practice Director and Clinical Supervisor

  • Sports Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates, Musculoskeletal/Spinal Diagnosis, Dry Needling
  • Masters of Physiotherapy (Melbourne University)

Bobby graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and has since dedicated his career to the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries since. He has a strong interest in managing clients with sport-specific injuries, especially in the field of AFL and basketball. He is also experienced in taking the athletes’ performance to the next level via training within a gym setting.

Bobby completed his Masters degree from the University of Melbourne and specialises in advanced diagnosis of complex musculoskeletal injuries. He is currently a titled musculoskeletal physiotherapist in the Australian Physiotherapy Association and an accredited practitioner in the McKenzie’s method for managing spinal injuries.

In his spare time, Bobby enjoys outdoor activities such as basketball, ultimate Frisbee, the occasional online gaming and eating around the Moonee ponds area.

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Brodie Sharpe

Physiotherapist (Clinical Mentor)

Brodie Sharpe

Physiotherapist (Clinical Mentor)

  • Musculoskeletal Conditions, Sport, Clinical Pilates/Personal Training, Dry Needling
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice (Latrobe University)


Brodie Graduated from La Trobe with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Masters of Physiotherapy practice degree. He has grown up playing a number of sports such as basketball, rock climbing and indoor cricket but is currently spending most of his time training for marathons and triathlons.

Brodie developed an interest in physiotherapy throughout his childhood, and as a patient loved the vast knowledge a Physiotherapist could deliver to recovering patients. "As a patient for Back In Motion for a number of years, I have loved the holistic approach and patient centred focus that our clinic pursues".

In his spare time Brodie enjoys reading, gym, playing keyboard and socialising with friends. He has built a particular interest around treating runners, triathletes and headache sufferers. He is keen on returning his clients back to their sports, getting them back into the gym and returning them to pain free and optimal function.

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Katia Tavolaro

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Katia Tavolaro

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

  • Musculoskeletal Conditions, Sport, Clinical Pilates/Personal Training, Massage, Dry Needling

Katia graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy from LaTrobe University, Bundoora. Katia aims to provide a holistic approach to each physiotherapy treatment and is qualified to provide a number of different treatment modalities including manual techniques, dry needling (Level 1), clinical pilates (DMA Level 1 & 2) and exercise-based treatment. Katia is a former member of the Women's National Training Centre and the Victorian National women's youth soccer teams and today still continues to enjoy both watching and playing soccer.

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Patrick Vallance

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

Patrick Vallance

Physiotherapist (Clinical Associate)

  • Musculoskeletal conditions, clinical pilates, sports, massage
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Charles Sturt University)

Patrick completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University. He is an avid Carlton Blues supporter and has participated in a wide variety of sports. He has even completed (survived) the Melbourne marathon.

He believes each presentation is unique, and aims to help clients achieve their goals through a holistic approach underpinned by this understanding. He utilises a number of modalities to do so, including manual therapy, mobilisations, massage, dry needing (level 1) and functional strengthening and conditioning. 

Patrick has worked with teams in the Melbourne Big V Competition (basketball), the Ovens and Murray Football League and the North West Metropolitan Cricket Association. 

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Lan Chu

Practice Manager

Lan Chu

Practice Manager

Lan joined the Back In Motion Ascot Vale team in August 2007 and has witnessed the clinic prospering over the years. 

Having previously worked in hospitality & retail, Lan has developed great customer service skills and enjoys working and socializing with her customers. She hopes to lead a great team of administrative staff as Back In Motion Ascot Vale continues its journey to become significant in the community.

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Verity Wells


Verity Wells


Verity recently joined the Ascot Vale team as a part-time receptionist, having previously worked in medical administration in general practice. She is enjoying working in a new allied health environment, and getting to know the clients of the practice. 
Verity has a background in art and design, and is currently pursuing further design studies. In her spare time, she enjoys coffee, theatre and running training.

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Gabi Johnstone


Gabi Johnstone


Is currently studying a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Physiology. Since working at the BIM clinic and seeing what goes on, it has reinforced her passion of doing a post graduate degree in Physiotherapy in the future.

In her spare time, Gabi enjoys trying out the food/drink culture around Melbourne, travelling every opportunity she gets and her sport of choice is netball.